President Donald Trump has mocked the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a rally in Mississippi.
“What neighbourhood was it in? I don’t know.
“But I had one beer. That’s the only thing I remember. And a man’s life is in tatters,” Trump said.
Days earlier he had said Prof Ford was a “credible” and “compelling” witness.
Prof Ford told a Senate committee that Kavanaugh assaulted her as a teenager, an allegation he denies.
Trump ordered the FBI to examine the claims following the Senate testimony.
However, Prof Ford’s lawyers say the FBI has not yet spoken to her and say it is “inconceivable” that the agency could conduct a thorough investigation without interviewing her.
The FBI investigation is due to be completed by Friday.